Steve Cosson

Steve Cosson

STEVE COSSON is a director, writer and Artistic Director of The Civilians. His plays include The Undertaking (BAM Next Wave Festival; Theatre de la Ville, Paris; 59E59, NYC, US Tour), Rimbaud in New York (BAM), with composer Michael Friedman and The Civilians numerous works including: The Abominables (Children’s Theater Company, Minneapolis), The Great Immensity (The Public Theater, Kansas City Rep), This...
STEVE COSSON is a director, writer and Artistic Director of The Civilians. His plays include The Undertaking (BAM Next Wave Festival; Theatre de la Ville, Paris; 59E59, NYC, US Tour), Rimbaud in New York (BAM), with composer Michael Friedman and The Civilians numerous works including: The Abominables (Children’s Theater Company, Minneapolis), The Great Immensity (The Public Theater, Kansas City Rep), This Beautiful City (Humana Festival, CTG, Vineyard and others), (I Am) Nobody’s Lunch (multiple productions in the US and UK), and Gone Missing which toured the US and UK for several years culminating in an Off Broadway commercial run at the Barrow Street Theater. With The Civilians, he created several works as the first theater company in residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. www.stevecosson.com.

Plays

  • The Great Immensity
    THE GREAT IMMENSITY is a continent-hopping thriller following a woman, Phyllis. As she pursues her husband Karl who disappeared from a tropical island while on an assignment for a nature show.

    Through her search, Phyllis uncovers a mysterious plot surrounding the upcoming international climate summit in Paris. As the days count down to the summit, Phyllis must decipher the plan and possibly stop...
    THE GREAT IMMENSITY is a continent-hopping thriller following a woman, Phyllis. As she pursues her husband Karl who disappeared from a tropical island while on an assignment for a nature show.

    Through her search, Phyllis uncovers a mysterious plot surrounding the upcoming international climate summit in Paris. As the days count down to the summit, Phyllis must decipher the plan and possibly stop it in time. With a song by Michael Friedman, THE GREAT IMMENSITY is a highly theatrical look into one of the most vital questions of our time: how can we change ourselves and our society in time to solve the enormous environmental challenges that confront us?
  • The Undertaking


    In The Undertaking, a single interview evolves into an unexpectedly personal dialogue. Two actors embark on their own playful and idiosyncratic trip to the other side. The mercurial actors also play multiple characters drawn from the project’s investigation. A near-death experiencer, a prominent philosopher, and a cancer patient on a psilocybin trip among others. Along the way, they find humor,...


    In The Undertaking, a single interview evolves into an unexpectedly personal dialogue. Two actors embark on their own playful and idiosyncratic trip to the other side. The mercurial actors also play multiple characters drawn from the project’s investigation. A near-death experiencer, a prominent philosopher, and a cancer patient on a psilocybin trip among others. Along the way, they find humor, terror, and a surprising test of friendship. Made from interviews and recorded conversations, The Undertaking takes The Civilians signature form of investigative theater and propels it into the company’s most personal work.